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Old 27 July 2020, 10:46   #1
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Hi all, been following the site for a while and think itís excellent. I bought a honwave 2.7 air deck with a 2.3 Honda outboard and launching trailer a couple of weeks ago second hand. I tried it out last week when on holiday with my caravan at yellowcraigs in north Berwick. I got out two days and it was great fun. Iíve a lot to learn so didnít go out too far. Iím going to get a bit bigger engine for it but the little Honda pushed us around fine. Iím normally driving a bus for a living so itís a great way to de-stress.
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Old 28 July 2020, 01:07   #2
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North Berwick is a lovely spot, sounds like a wise decision not going out far to until you get more experience and a larger outboard, I imagine with the 2.3hp you could end up on the spot or going backwards in the wrong circumstances off the coast.
What outboard are you thinking of swapping to?
There are so many great places to take a boat around Scotland, reading Highland Haggisís account of the SIBers meet-up last week at Largs, there was plenty to take anyoneís mind off of work.
Enjoy!
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Old 28 July 2020, 02:06   #3
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Old 28 July 2020, 02:26   #4
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Thinking about a 6hp. The boat can take up to an 8 but it may be less manageable weight wise. The 2.3 was fine but it was fairly calm. Something more powerful would be a bit safer if the conditions changed.
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Old 28 July 2020, 03:24   #5
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I would say 4hp-5hp 2stroke the way to go. Depends if you want to go fast and how many you carry. Post it on the SIB section, those guys are the experts!
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Old 28 July 2020, 08:32   #6
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6hp would be fine and easy to carry any larger and it gets to heavy and awkward to move around HH
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8hp yam two stroke would be ideal best power to weight ratio youll find, same engine as the 6 so no point in buying the 6 if the boats rated to 8hp
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